Having seen too many friends and family struggle through cancer, fearful about the limited options they had and in a lot of pain, I wanted to use my experience as a force for good.
I’ve always loved the open-minded, open-hearted atmosphere at festivals. For years I had wanted to create one but it was cancer that really cemented this with a purpose.
Beginning cancer treatment was a confusing and isolating time, there was a lot of information, much of it was contradictory and negative. Through research I came across a proactive health and cancer community. Trew Fields was born out of a dream to bring together the people who inspired me in my recovery and a like-minded community in a context where we can share stories, exchange wisdom, have fun and build an empowered education movement. Above all, it’s about hope, which is often lacking. It’s a groundbreaking festival a first for cancer awareness and holistic health.
The UK has some of the worst cancer survival rates in Europe. By coming together with open minds and representing both sides of the health debate, we can progress. Trew Fields aims to facilitate this progression and inspire greater health through knowledge.
It’s a weekend of inspiring talks, health workshops, music and play, bringing together world-renowned health professionals, researchers, wellbeing experts and those living well with and beyond cancer. All set on a beautiful farm in the countryside.
While conceived as the first cancer awareness festival, working as a team it’s grown to become a space for anyone interested in holistic approaches to health,regardless of their experiences of cancer. It’s a place to laugh, learn, relax, dance and celebrate all the wild curveballs life throws our way. A “restival”, to rest and rejuvenate, if you will.
The Trew Fields Festival family are putting on the event for positive social & environmental change. Welcoming and inclusive for all ages, circumstances and experiences.
We would love to welcome you on the farm – it’s an event you won’t want to miss if you’re interested in health, wellbeing and getting more out of life.
The Trew Fields line-up includes 50 different speakers and workshop teachers. Speakers on the talks stage include: Sophie Sabbage – The Cancer Whisperer, Kris Hallenga, The Stanley Brothers, international doctors including Dr Nasha Winters from the US, Dr Abdul Slocum from Chemothermia in Istanbul and a panel of Stage 4 Thrivers sharing everything they’ve been doing to heal.
In the workshop space you can enjoy everything from breath work, nutrition, fermentation lessons, yoga, meditation, Qi Gong and cooking demos. Plant-based street food, smoothies, massage therapies and whole festival drumming are all part of the fun.